Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pat Wilson and Kris Wood have aptly chosen an Eastern Shore location for the launch of their new book, "Lucky Strike", a laugh-out loud mystery set, where else, but on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.
The launch will take place on Saturday, June 30, from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Oceanside Retreat and Gallery in Beaver Harbour. You'll find the Gallery on Highway 7 (also called Marine Drive), about halfway between Port Dufferin and Sheet Harbour. Come for tea, chocolate mallow cookies, lots of laughter and a great view!

Pat and Kris will be signing books on a Maritime tour. The dates and locations are as follows:

12-2pm, Friday July 27 - #421 Smithbooks Scotia Square
12-2pm, Saturday July 28 - #119 Coles Penhorn Mall
3-5pm, Saturday July 28 - #914 Chapters Dartmouth
12-2pm, Saturday August 4 - #175 Coles Truro
3-5pm, Saturday August 4 - #152 Coles New Glasgow
2-4pm, Saturday August 11 - #234 Coles New Minas
12-2pm, Saturday August 25 - #793 Chapters Halifax
3-5pm, Saturday August 25 - #221 Coles Halifax Shopping Centre
2-4pm, Saturday September 1 - #439 Coles Bridgewater

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Napoleon & Company attended the BookExpo Canada in Toronto, June 10 and 11. It was a busy booth with nine of our children's and adult authors signing over two days.

Photos: Editor Allister Thompson chats with RVC writer Rick Blechta; RVC authors Mary Jane Maffini (left) and Joan Boswell (second from the right) share a laugh with Cheryl Friedmann of the Crime Writers of Canada; Rick Blechta gets serious with an attendee; R. J. Harlick signs 'Red Ice for a Shroud'.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

As graduates of the University of Toronto, Barbara Fradkin and R.J. Harlick were invited to sign their latest mysteries at the U of T Alumni Book Fair on June 2, 2007. The fair took place in the Great Hall of Hart House during the university's Spring Reunion.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

RendezVous Crime celebrates at the 24th annual Arthur Ellis Awards!

RendezVous Crime and Barbara Fradkin celebrated last night, June 7th, 2007 at the Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, as Barbara won her second Arthur Ellis for Best Novel for her 2006 mystery, Honour among Men. Even though Barbara won the same award in 2005 for the previous novel in the series, Fifth Son, it never becomes old hat. Her three children were for the first time present at the event and ten other friends were also there to make it a really joyous occasion for the family.

RendezVous had two other nominations for Arthurs, David Russell's first novel Deadly Lessons, and (once again) Barbara Fradkin's short story, Voices from the Deep.

Above, from top: publisher, Sylvia McConnell, celebrates with fourteen RendezVous Crime friends and family; Barbara Fradkin accepts her second Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel; Mary Jane Maffini toasts the win of her friend Barbara at the RendezVous Crime table; the happy winner Barbara Fradkin shows off her Arthur; Sue Pike and Lyn Hamilton are all smiles.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Upcoming Events for David Russell:

Saturday, June 9th
Murder Most Foul: A Mini-Conference on Crime for Writers and Readers
Victoria Public Library
735 Broughton Street
Victoria, B.C.

Russell will speak on a panel with fellow mystery writers Lou Allin and Ron Chudley.

Sunday, June 10th
Chapters Victoria
1212 Douglas Street
Victoria, B.C.

Russell will sign copies of his Arthur Ellis Award nominated novel, Deadly Lessons.